OECD conference to go ahead in J'lem despite Arab pressure

By RON FRIEDMAN
October 18, 2010 20:00

Despite ongoing pressure by the Arab League and the Palestinian Authority on OECD member states to boycott the organization’s tourism summit scheduled to take place this week in Jerusalem, a majority of participant countries have elected to attend. According to the ministry of tourism, as of Monday, 26 out of 33 member states have confirmed they will be sending a delegation to the summit, which begins Wednesday.

On Monday, Mohammed Sobeih, deputy secretary general for Palestinian affairs in the Cairo-based Arab League, told reporters that the league sent letters to foreign ministers, especially from Europe, urging a boycott of the conference because it was being held in Jerusalem.


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